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Namba Description

Namba is a renowned sushi restaurant located in Tokyo, Japan. This award-winning establishment has been recognized for its exceptional culinary skills and has received accolades such as the Gold Award from The Tabelog Awards in 2023 and being selected as one of the top 100 sushi restaurants in Tokyo by Sushi Tokyo in 2022. With a rating of 4.55 out of 5 based on 629 reviews and over 50,280 saves on the popular food review website, Namba is a favorite among sushi enthusiasts.

What sets Namba apart is its meticulous attention to detail and the pursuit of perfection in every bite. The menu showcases a variety of sushi options, with each piece carefully crafted by the skilled chef, Hidefumi Namba. One unique feature of Namba is the emphasis on temperature control. The menu includes a detailed listing of the temperature for both the sushi rice and the toppings, ensuring that each piece is served at its optimal temperature. For example, the tuna 'akami' is served with rice at 36℃ and fish at 21℃, while the 'toro' is served with rice at 40℃ and fish at 23℃. This level of precision and dedication to the art of sushi is truly impressive.

The restaurant itself exudes a serene and traditional ambiance, allowing guests to relax and fully immerse themselves in the dining experience. The decor is tastefully designed with a focus on Japanese aesthetics, creating a tranquil atmosphere that complements the exquisite flavors of the sushi. Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or simply looking for an unforgettable dining experience, Namba is the perfect destination to indulge in the ultimate sushi journey.

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Namba Overview

Address

1-chōme-1-2 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0006

Phone

+81 (0) 3-6273-3334

Access

1 minute walk from Hibiya Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: 12:00PM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 12:00PM-3:00PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Private Dining Room

Non-smoking

Stylish Interior

Namba Reviews

Namba Google Average Rating

4.6

5

Google
The concept of precision on temperature does bring something different from both the fish and rice. Tunas are top grade stuff, also a few other prices are unique - and taste good obviously.
Not sure how to secure a place here, seems the reservation opening in weeks ahead rather than months, much shorter and not great for planning. Do need some luck to be here.

5

Google
Chef is exquisite and has his own philosophy of sushi. It was a great experience tasting traditional yet different sushi.

5

Google
It’s my third time been here. Today I learned Chari (sushi rice) and fish has its own temperature. Chef thinks the best match for each sushi.
Normally I don’t eat any form of clam because the distinguish taste but today after I tried it. I really loved it.
Super delicious meal.
More than half of the dishes I loved it so much!! Coming back in May.

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